Charles Frederick Shafer1,2,3

ID# 3946, (1883 - 1944)
FatherAdam Shafer4,3,5 (21 Sep 1846 - 3 Jun 1912)
MotherAnna Katharina Nieding3,5 (12 Dec 1844 - 24 Apr 1899)

Key Events:

Birth: 13 Apr 1883, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois6,7,8,9
Marriage: 2 Jun 1909, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, Nellie May Glabe (27 Sep 1888 - 4 Dec 1979)10,11
Death: 10 May 1944, Bloomington, McLean Co., Illinois12,13,14
Burial: 12 Aug 1944, Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois15,16,17
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Charles Frederick Shafer was born on 13 Apr 1883 in Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois.6,7,8,9
     His mother died on 24 Apr 1899, when Charles was 16 years old.18 He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Chatsworth Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of his father, Adam Shafer.4
     Charles graduated from Northwestern Business College, Naperville, Illinois, in 1909.19
     Charles married Nellie May Glabe, daughter of Sebastian Glabe and Anna Katherine Ruppel, on 2 Jun 1909 in Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, with Rev. M. Gronewold officating.10,11
     Charles and Nellie appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, enumerated 23 Apr 1910, apparently boarding in the home of Louis Walter and his wife Christina.20
     Charles registered for the draft for World War I on 12 Sep 1918, while living in Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, reporting he was employed by the Farmers State Bank of Fairbury, in Fairbury, Illinois.1
     Charles and Nellie appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, on Oak St., enumerated 14 Jan 1920, reporting that they owned their home, free of mortgage. Their children Elma, Ronald, Faye and Arlene were listed as living with them. They were apparently living near her parents and their other children, as they are listed as the second previous household, on 6th St.21
     Charles and Nellie appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, enumerated 15 Apr 1930, reporting they owned a home valued at $6,500, and did not own a radio. Their children Elma, Ronald, Faye and Arlene were listed as living with them.20
     Charles and Nellie appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, enumerated 25 Apr 1940, reporting that they owned a home valued at $2,500. Their children Faye and Arlene were listed as living with them. They reported they had lived in the same house in 1935.22
     He was a clerk in a bank when he married. By 1920 he was and insurance salesman. By 1930 he was an insurance agent.23,24,21,25 Nellie joined Charles as a partner in his business, Shafer's Insurance Agency, about 1933. In 1940 they both reported their occupations as insurance salesman, and that each had worked 40 hours the last week of March and 52 weeks the prior years.22,26
     Charles registered for the draft for World War II on 27 Apr 1942, while living in Chatsworth Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois, reporting he was self employed.27
     Charles served on the village board and a water commissioner at the time of his death.19
     Charles died on 10 May 1944 in Bloomington, McLean Co., Illinois, at age 61.12,13,14 He was buried on 12 Aug 1944 in Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois.15,16,17

Children:
     Children with Nellie May Glabe:

  • Elma Catharine Shafer21,28,19 (5 Aug 1910 - 5 Mar 2004)
  • Ronald Charles Shafer21,29 (4 Oct 1913 - 26 Jan 2009)
  • Faye Christina Shafer21,30 (16 Feb 1917 - 20 Jul 1972)
  • Arlene Nell Shafer21,31,19 (12 Jul 1919 - 30 Mar 1999)
  • infant Shafer32 (18 Feb 1926 - 18 Feb 1926)

Citations

  1. [S8100] Charles Frederick Shafer, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  2. [S8094] Adam Shafer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows name as Charles Shafer.
  3. [S8047] Marriage certificates, Livingston Co., Illinois, no. 2081, Chas F. Shafer and Nellie May Glabe.
  4. [S8094] Adam Shafer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  5. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Chas. F. Shafer, citing FHL#1983906, cert no 20382.
  6. [S8099] Charles Frederick Shafer, Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration, shows date, county, and state.
  7. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Chas. F. Shafer, citing FHL#1983906, cert no 20382, shows date, town, county, and state.
  8. [S8094] Adam Shafer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows month, year, age 17, and state.
  9. [S8093] Charles F. Shafer obituary, The Pantagraph, shows date, as 31st, and town.
  10. [S8047] Marriage certificates, Livingston Co., Illinois, no. 2081, Chas F. Shafer and Nellie May Glabe, shows date, town, and officant.
  11. [S8094] Adam Shafer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows married one year.
  12. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Chas. F. Shafer, citing FHL#1983906, cert no 20382, shows date, county, and state.
  13. [S8093] Charles F. Shafer obituary, The Pantagraph, shows died Wednesday, and town.
  14. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 72, shows date, as 11 May 1944, city, and state.
  15. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Chas. F. Shafer, citing FHL#1983906, cert no 20382, shows date, cemetery, town, county, and state.
  16. [S8093] Charles F. Shafer obituary, The Pantagraph, shows funeral on Friday, and cemetery.
  17. [S4051] Adams, "Descendants of Jacob Glabe", citing Livingston County Cemetery Records, Volume I, Page 103, record on Charles F. Shafer and Nellie Mae Glabe Shafer, shows date, as 19th.
  18. [S668] Miller, Family File "Ancestors of Jaynelle Bargmann Miller," viewed 5 Feb 2004.
  19. [S8093] Charles F. Shafer obituary, The Pantagraph.
  20. [S8095] Louis A. Walter household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  21. [S8096] Chas. F. Shafer household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  22. [S8098] Charles Schaeffer household, 1940 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  23. [S8047] Marriage certificates, Livingston Co., Illinois, no. 2081, Chas F. Shafer and Nellie May Glabe, shows occupation as bank clerk.
  24. [S8095] Louis A. Walter household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows occupation as clerk, industry as bank.
  25. [S8097] Charles F. Shafer household, 1930 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  26. [S8101] Nellie M. Shafer obituary, The Pantagraph, shows she was partner in agency for 38 years, retiring in 1971.
  27. [S8099] Charles Frederick Shafer, Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration.
  28. [S4052] Elma Trinkle obituary, The Blade.
  29. [S3635] Obituary: Ronald Charles Shafer, The Pantagraph, 28 Jan 2009.
  30. [S8102] Miss Faye C. Shafer obituary, The Daily Leader.
  31. [S824] Obituary Central, online, "Miscellaneous Kankakee County, Illinois Obituaries," obituary for Arlene Rosenboom.
  32. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Shafer, citing FHL#1504133, pg 297, cert no 1.